LAS VEGAS (National Association of Broadcasters) – April 26, 2006 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services, today briefed reporters on service enhancements and performance improvements being realized following the recent deployment of the AMD Opteron™ processors throughout its global content delivery network (CDN). AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. NAB attendees can meet SAVVIS and AMD officials at AMDs booth # SL555.
To meet rapidly increasing demand in both the U.S. and Europe, SAVVIS recently completed Phase I of a significant expansion of its content delivery network infrastructure (announced separately April 17, 2006). To support this, SAVVIS’ CDN is now served by expanded deployments of AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport™ technology across the SAVVIS CDN caching and streaming servers.
SAVVIS CDN is an integral piece of the company’s broad portfolio of services that support the creation, distribution, management, and protection of media assets. SAVVIS’ CDN customers range from one of the world’s largest software companies that rapidly delivers updates and patches electronically to millions of consumers; to large media and entertainment companies requiring comprehensive file transfer and asset management capabilities; to large corporations managing web and streaming applications; to start ups with new business models looking to monetize the wide array of new and archived digital content rapidly becoming available.
“As one of the first to market with a global content delivery network, SAVVIS is one of the world’s leading IT services providers and the AMD Opteron processor plays a pivotal role in helping SAVVIS continually expand its business,” said Jay Schwartzberg, Director, Telecom and Media Vertical, AMD. “The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture is ideal for CDN environments because it enables easy and rapid transport of data-intensive files through a network. With SAVVIS’AMD Opteron processor-enabled platform enhancements and integrated advanced tools for content management, collaboration, and protection, SAVVIS can continue to deliver rich solution sets to established businesses and the new breed of content entrepreneur.”
3GUPLOAD.COM is a mobile entertainment company that leverages SAVVIS’ CDN to deliver its popular cell phone ring tones and games to consumers.
“We depend on SAVVIS to provide fast, efficient, and secured downloads of 3G’s content,” said Blake Matheny Director of Technology, 3GUPLOAD.COM. “SAVVIS’ streaming and caching server upgrades, further enhanced by the AMD Opteron processor, are already contributing to our bottom line.”
AdMedian provides online media solutions to advertisers and publishers worldwide. With sponsored search, contextual and run-of-network advertising opportunities, AdMedian is a full service interactive provider. These solutions, along with proprietary click fraud technology and performance driven ad-serving capabilities help maximize advertisers' ROI while enabling publishers to reach their full earning potential.
“SAVVIS’ implementation of the AMD Opteron processor in its global CDN have further improved an already good situation,” said AdMedian Manager Brian Lematta. “The combination of our proprietary online advertising and publisher solutions with SAVVIS’ high performance CDN and utility infrastructure is contributing to our growing status as one of the most advanced management solutions for online advertising and website traffic monetization in the industry.”
CDN Technologies, a key reseller of SAVVIS Content Delivery Services in France, support, market and sell SAVVIS services in order to offer their customers the strongest alternative in a quasi monopolistic market. SAVVIS' CDN services, deployed on AMD Opteron processors, have continued to expand globally and have seen strong growth in Europe in particular.
“This expansion is in response to a significant surge in demand for CDN services and as a major reseller in France, together we are in a strong position to make a significant impact in this market,” said Robert Bismuth & William Sroussi, co-founders of CDN Technologies. “We believe that SAVVIS offers the right combination of technical capability, expertise and global coverage to enable us to provide customers with a superior online experience and the ability to manage seasonal peaks in demand more cost effectively.”
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 45 countries, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit: .
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
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Carter B. Cromley
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